I can't say there's ever been a special bear in my life. At least none that I am aware of.
Of course, I loved TV and film bears like Rupert, Pooh, Baloo, Paddington and Issi Noho [can't remember what that was short for].
Toys eluded me.
I very nearly got hold of a toy Paddington like this about 15 years ago but the deal fell through.
Paddington Bear, the great literary creation of the late Michael Bond, was made into a toy by no less than Jeremy Clerkson's Mum down the road from Moonbase in Doncaster!
I did get hold of a Teddy Ruxpin mint in box from a mixed lot that came in when I was a full time Ebayer. It was an animated Teddy with a cassette player in its back I think. I remember it sold well circa 2005. Made in the 1980's it must have been a very early animated toy.
Talking of Ebaying I once picked up a Sooty glove puppet at a car boot sale. Having listed it on the bay it was snapped up by an Ebayer called I am The Real Sooty! I just hope I didn't actually sell the Real Sooty as it went for a song!
Oddly enough there was a Sooty Museum in Shipley about an hour away from Moonbase. It closed down around 2011.
Was or is there a toy bear in your life readers?